The Geopolitics of Maritime Chokepoints Part 2 (of a 2 Part Series)

4. The Bab el Mandab The Bab el-Mandeb Strait is another primary waterway for the world’s oil and natural gas. Nestled between Africa and the Middle East, the critical route connects the Mediterranean Sea (via the Suez Canal) to the Indian Ocean. Like the Strait of Malacca, it’s well known as a high-risk area for […]